Chic Threads

Zoe, Head to Toe

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on September 30, 2009

It’s all about Rachel Zoe! Each morning I look forward to reading, The Zoe Report. The Zoe Report has fashion tips or personal product picks by the genius herself. I recommend every fashion junkie to sign up Why not receive free fashion advice from the most well known and loved stylist?

I die” for all of her over-sized jewels and handbags! Zoe’s petite frame is always draped in gold, layers of bangles, enormous cocktail rings, and my personal favorite snake serpent rings & bracelets. Zoe gave a new meaning to wearing your grandmothers jewelry. Vintage is always the best way to go. I truly admire her style.  Here are some of my picks that reflect Zoe’s most recognizable style.

Rachel Zoe's Look

J Brand Wide Leg Jeans

Rachel Comey Traveler’s Fur Vest

Cecelia Crocodile Envelope Gold Clutch

Yves Saint Laurent Over-sized Patent Leather Bag

Gold Bangle Bracelets

Calypso Moto Leather Jacket

Issa Silk Print Maxi Dress


Top Five: Oxfords a.k.a “Man Shoes”

Posted in Top Five, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on September 27, 2009

A cool new trend for you risk takers out there are oxford flats. I am truly obsessed with these Michael Jackson look-alikes. Definitely don’t be afraid to sport a pair of fun oxfords in the style of wedges or heels. Rafe New York makes an adorable pair of heels. For an affordable and feminine oxford check out BC Footwear Thunder Oxfords in yellow (my personal favorite).

Michael Jackson Oxford FlatsTop Row:

Joie Bordeaux Lace Up

Christian Louboutin Silver Sparkle “Fred” Lace Up Shoes

Repetto Black Patent Leather Zizi Femme Flat Lace Up

Bottom Row:

Max Kibardin Black Sparkle Lace Up Oxfords

Authentic Michael Jackson Patent Leather Flats

Steve Madden Brown Tuxedo Oxford Flats

For some more alternatives check out Aldo’s take on the trendy oxford! My pick would be these bad boys!

Top Five: Patent Leather Booties

Posted in Top Five by skapla7 on September 27, 2009

High gloss patent leather accessories add flare and sophistication to any basic. For day pair with some ripped jeans and a tee. For night a simple dress would look perfect with patent booties.

Top 5 Patent Leather Booties

Top Row:

BCBG Max Azria Dan 2 Black Patent Leather Booties

Christian Louboutin Moulage Platform Ankle Booties

Bottom Row:

Newport News Black Patent Lace Up Bootie

Christian Louboutin Robot 120 Ankle Bootie

Burberry Black Patent Leather Degrade Lace Up Ankle Booties

For an inexpensive alternative don’t hesitate to wear faux patent leather. Also, choose a large black patent bag for everyday wear. Remember, the glossier the better!

Top Five: Snake Rings

Posted in Top Five by skapla7 on September 21, 2009

Trend Alert! Snake rings are showing up everywhere..Here are my top five picks of the latest trend.

Top Snake Ring Picks

From left to right:

Top Row:

Roberto Cavalli Crystal Embellished Snake Ring

Cleo’s Gold Snake Ring

Bottom Row:

Erica Anenberg Snake Twosome Ring

New York Gold Designs Snake Ring

ABS Sparkling Snake Ring

Top Five: Over the Knee Boots

Posted in Top Five by skapla7 on September 19, 2009

See my top five picks of the latest trend: Over the Knee Boots

My Top Five Over the Knee Boots

From left to right:

Free People Desert “Eve” Over the Knee Flat Boot

Matisse Footwear Black “Buccaneer” Over the Knee Flat Boot

Pelle Moda Grey “Venn” Over the Knee Boot

Seven for All Mankind Taupe “Galley” Suede Over the Knee Flat Boot

Free People Taupe “Vamp” Over the Knee Boot


Posted in Life As a Fashionista by skapla7 on September 19, 2009
My favorite look of the collection

My favorite look of the collection

The PHI show took place in PHI’s very own in-house studio.  It had an industrial feel and an intimate setting. I would love to add these pants to my closet! I was lucky to snag a seat front row at this show!

pinch me i’m dreaming…

Posted in Life As a Fashionista by skapla7 on September 16, 2009
My Favorite Look From Narciso Rodriguez

My Favorite Look From Narciso Rodriguez

I am in fashion week heaven! Last week, I dropped off a dress to Blake Lively herself. Tonight I attended my first fashion show and definitely an impressive one. I got to attend one of the best shows at Bryant Park, Narciso Rodriguez. The looks were perfect, an A+ in my book. I truly fell in love with every piece. Not only did I spot some very cool celebs including Jessica Alba & Courtney Love but I escorted Tory Burch to her perfect front row seat. I was definitely starstruck. Although, I have to say I am getting much better at keeping my cool in front of celebrities. As opposed to my encounter with Sarah Jessica Parker (my idol) last year when I could not even get a word out. I am making progress. As the end of fashion week is approaching, hopefully I will have some more stories! XO

the beginning

Posted in Life As a Fashionista by skapla7 on September 12, 2009

I have been meaning to start a blog for weeks. Primarily, my focus will be on fashion. I want to share with my fellow fashionistas my style & fashion picks. Before I begin, here is a little about me.

I am a NY native and a fashion obsessed shopaholic. I have been in love with fashion since I was able to dress myself. At four years old, my parents had to put a lock on my closet to prevent me from changing my clothes 15 times a day.

You can find me running around NYC with garment bags in hand pretty much all week long. I am a fashion intern at PR Consulting and StyleCaster. I am going to keep this post short & sweet…